Google Play, which was originally born and referred to by Google as the Android Market, is Google's official store and portal for Android apps, games and other content for your Android-powered phone, tablet or Android TV device. Just as Apple has its App Store, Google has the Google Play Store. It's a huge place and it offers a lot of content to its users, but don't worry, Android Central is here to help!
On this page you'll find a list of featured stories that should help answer all your questions about the Play Store and get you well on your way to discovering all the great content — and how to best find it and get it on your Android devices. Scroll down further and you'll find the latest Google Play-related discussions from our community members, and scroll down further still and you'll find the latest news and content related to the Play Store.
The Play Store has Apps, Games, Music, Movies and more!
Google Play is the big Googley umbrella that covers the Android app store (including games), Google Play Music, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies & TV and Google Play Newsstand. You'll find each of these apps installed individually on your phone, tablet or Android TV device (minus Books and Newsstand), along with the stand alone Google Play application where you can download and purchase apps and media. Not every service is available in every country, so you might be missing one or more of the items. That's something Google is constantly working on, and we hope all the services roll out across the globe soon.
All you need to get started in Google Play is your Google Account, and if you want to buy apps and media you'll need to have a credit card or Google Play Gift Card balance. Once that's set up, you'll be off and discovering millions of great apps and content choices in seconds. Come back to this page for all of the latest news, help and how-to's relating to Google Play.